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from the giants. >> we are asking on "katie" are we a nation of cheaters starting with lance armstrong and the doping admission, and our tax runs, has cheating become our national pastime? or has it always been this way and now it is harder to find? america's cheating epidemic. we will talk about that today >> welcome back on friday morning. new developments in the hostage situation in algeria. cnn reports that the united states air force is evacuating hostages from the b.p. gas complex in algeria where a battle has been going on for two days. algerian officials say special forces killed 18 of the islamic militant kidnappers. six people from the plant have been killed and five americans have reportedly escaped. we got word this morning from the associated press algerian state news says 60 foreign hostages are unaccounted for and negotiations have resumed. >> new worries. the battery maker behind boeing 787 dreamliner supplies batteries to nasa. >> a new reason to be less worried of those airport scanners. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning, the body scanners a
in the war on obesity. >>> and call it the tour defalse. lance armstrong finally admits to doping and ready to take other people down with him. >>> welcome back, everybody. fed chairman ben bernanke says the u.s. economy is, quote, not yet out of the woods. the nation's top banker says avoiding the fiscal cliff was good, especially since the alternative would have probably been another recession. but he says there's more work ahead, such as raising the debt ceiling so the government can pay its bills. >>> coca-cola is running spots on cable television that say it's doing its part on obesity. the ads point out that more than one-fourth of its beverages are low-calorie. and burning off the 180 calories from a can of coke can be fun. critics say the commercials minimize the issue and are just damage control. >>> apple is on fire over its stock slump. shares are down to about $500, off almost one-third since last september. the stock peaked at more than $700 when the iphone 5 was announced. sales of the phone are pretty weak, putting pressure on apple to develop a cheaper version. >>> and anoth
-reaching doping scandal, lance armstrong is now apologizing. >> why this is a very costly move for armstrong, who has denied for years that he's taken performance enhancing drugs. it's tuesday, january 15. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. we'll get right to the armstrong apology in just a moment, because really that is, i think, the headline today. >> absolutely. and a complete fall from grace after years of strong, passionate denials to everybody. >> almost belligerent in his denial. >> to everybody, cameras, in court, to his sponsors, his friends. and now the truth has finally come out. >>> also this morning, major developments in the gun control debate. the president may bypass congress to call for reforms, while one state is beating the feds, passing the nation's first gun reform deal since the newtown massacre. >> not the only state to take action. things are starting to unroll a little bit on that issue. >>> later this half hour, an unlikely weapon in the war on obesity. how
racing organization that helped him dope. >> lance armstrong said he did not feel he was doing anything wrong and did not feel bad about it. >> the definition of cheat is against a foe that they don't have, and i didn't do it that way. i viewed it as...as a level playing field. >> a cyclist who is not satisfied. >> we have not scratched the surface even. oprah isn't an expert on the ins and outs of cycling and what happens with the antidoping. authorities agree. the hard questions have not been answered. the world antidoping agency wants armstrong to confess under oath. the international cycling union wants him to testify before their commission on doping, and the international olympic committee says he should happened over evidence of the doping. the question is: will any of it help? >> he has to lay it out there, publicly and privately, with the agencies, then he will have a chance to get in the public eye. >> armstrong is facing multiple lawsuits, having to do with the fraud, and legal experts say the confession could open him up to more. >> thank you very much, katie. coming up on "
is coming after disgraced cycleing champion, lance armstrong, with a new tactic as he begins the journey to come clean. after years of denial this new information comes. katie? ought government will take legal action against lance armstrong. abc news, the "wall street journal", and "usa today" are reporting that the justice department is highly likely to join a lawsuit filed against armstrong by former teammate. abc says the suit alleges armstrong defrauded the u.s. government by denying 9 use of performance enhancing drugs because the postal service sponsored the raising career. if he loses he could pay a substantial amount of money to the government. right now the deadline to join the case is thursday for the department the same day his interview with oprah is schedule to air. sources say armstrong admitted the drug use to oprah and before 9 interview he apologized to the staff of the charity he founded. >> the biggest test for him is how well he apologizes. most of all, he will apologize to people he got involved in the fight against cancer. >> he was stripped of the tour de france ti
and part two of lance armstrong's inte [ loud party ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. >> today the president and first lady are participating in a community service project in the washington d.c. area. they have asked americans to also take part in day of service to honor dr. martin luther king. there will still be an inauguration party in washington but not as over the top as it was four years ago. abc news karen traverse shows us what to expect. >> hundreds of thousands will pack the national mall on monday. eager to witness in person the second inauguration of president obama. but they are not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago a record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president. >> i do solumnly swear. >> this year officials estimate that about 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. >> they expect more than bush's second inaugurati
everyone was talking about and debating today. oprah winfrey and champion biker lance armstrong. more than three million people watched trying to gauge his confession, his remorse. neal karlinsky studied armstrong's answers and we wondered, did he finally tell the truth? >> reporter: if lance armstrong's goal in talking with oprah was a shot at redemption, he may have just taken a big step backwards. >> i view this situation as one big lie that i repeated a lot of times. >> reporter: but federal investigators say, even now, he's still lying. one of the biggest, armstrong told oprah he stopped doping in 2005. >> you did not do a blood transfusion -- >> absolutely not. >> -- in 2009? you did no doping or blood transfusions in 2010? >> absolutely not. 2009 and 2010, those were the two years i did the tour. absolutely not. >> reporter: yet today investigators tell abc news that armstrong's bloodwork from his 2009 tour de france shows clear blood manipulation consistent with banned transfusions. so why admit to some doping but not all? investigators say it's to keep within the statute of limita
the latest information from the firefighters right now and we will check with her ahead. >> lance armstrong comes clean, the admission he now is making and what it could >> abc7 news starts right now with live breaking news. >> at 5:29 we follow breaking news. a pier fire. >> amy joins us live from the scene. what have you learned, amy? >> i tried to figure if you can see anything. it is so dark i don't think you can. the fire is out on the water. it is pitch black. straight to the video you can see what was burning a few minutes ago. this is an old pier with a building on it, unoccupied for years. it is tough if firefighters to get there. they cannot reach the fire. so a fire boat just arrived. they do suspect this was set by someone. this is no electrical source out there and this has been e for years and maybe it was fishermen setting a warming fire or someone out to exit arson to be cruel. they will investigate that. no one was hurt. this was empty. firefighters have been spraying from the shore. the fire started after 3:00 this morning saying they believe the pier and the building on i
' talls and weighs 95 pounds. she could be headed to livermore. >> lance armstrong has been stripped of the bronze medal from the 2000 sydney olympic games. an interview that armed services committee did that lance armstrong did with oprah will appear on the air. he wanted viewers to judge overnight he said overnight how candid he was over criticism he did not reveal enough. >> another sports world scandal, notre dame university officials could hold a news conference today on the shocking story of a national colleague football star would claimed he was the victim of a terrible hoax. an investigation is underway whether manti te'o is the victim or the mastermind. all american linebacker and heisman trophy finalist and notre dame captain gained national syma appeal and attention when in s&p his grandmother died and on the same day so did an alleged girl of leukemia. now the website has uncovered that no such woman existed. and manti te'o says the relationship was online and by phone and claims he was duped by someone using stolen pictures of a woman would says she doesn't know manti te
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information as soon as we get it we have confirmation lance armstrong confessed to years of doping. >> it's tearful ad >>> lance armstrong reportedly now confessed to using performance-enhacing drugs to win the tour de france. a source confirms armstrong admitted to doping in a taped interview today with oprah winfrey that will air on thursday on her network. for years armstrong denied drug use but the u.s. antidoping agency stripped him of highs seven tight yilels last year, he broke down as apologizing to the staff at the live strong foundation. >> we have new details tonight on why the los angeles county coroner changed death certificate of actress natalie wood. the actress drowned inh$yy 1981 off catalina island. she'd been yachting with her husband, and actor christopher walkin. today the coroner released a 10 page report explain yg it changed the original death certificate more than a year ago, blaming the death on drowning but adding words and other undetermined factors. the report said officials had unanswered questions about bruce that's may have occurred before she drowned. a sh
news. "good morning america," much more reaction on the lance armstrong-oprah interview in the morning. we are always online at abcnews.com. i'll meet you back here. >> one of the great east lie and biggest coverup in all of sports. good evening everyone. >> the man who for years defiantly and repeatedly denied cheat to go we know all the cycling races admitting that he lied. in an i with oprah aired tonight the disgraced cyclist finally confesses to the truth. here's brandy. >>reporter: after a decade of deception the moment many thought would never come. >> all 7 of your tour de france victories did you ever take banned substances or blood dop dope. >> yes. >> in an exclusive interview on the oprah winfrey network great cyclist lance armstrong finally confessed to using banned substances to help him compete. >> my cocktail so to speak was only em p o. not a lot. transfusions and testosterone. >> armstrong apologized for his trail of lies. >> all the falt and all the blame here falls on me. >> cyclist former best friend teammate andrew armstrong attacked him for revving to lie ab
" took in $17 million. >>> when we come back, off the bike and into the hot seat. lance armstrong sits down with oprah to fess up. >>> and the golden globe moment that had everybody talking this morning, from bill clinton's special appearance to jodie foster's speech, straight from the heart. before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that means...fish on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. with copd, i thought i'd miss our family tradition. now symbicort significantly improves my
the bay area and the legal battle that has m.i.t.investigating the death. >> lance armstrong's admission to oprah winfrey today. >> coca-cola's new campaign >>> internet filled with with eulogies for a one time bay area resident. >> 26-year-old erin schwartz committed suicide in new york. two years ago prosecuters say he illegally down loaded millions of science journals. we're live with his bay area connection. >> as indicated the federal government considered aaron schwartz a thief, for allegedly down loading academic paper was out permission. a case many believe led to his suicide. his robin hood like advocacy had strong bay area influences. >> schwartz gave a lecture last may. >> if we've lost the ability to communicate over the internet it could be a changed bill of rights, freedoms guaranteed in the constitution he dropped out of stanford but maintained a close friendship with lessic whoççí[ spoke about him today he was going to -- an incredible soul who inspired millions who,( now weep as we've seen a crossek:÷ e internet in outrage and devastation that he would have been dr
're going to turn to the potentially severe consequences that lance armstrong faces after his confession to doping in that no-holds-barred interview with oprah that airs tonight. his legal headaches could be about to get a lot worse. abc's neal karlinsky is here in times square studio, for the very first time. >> thank you. very good to be here. >> first time here. but you've been covering lance for a long time. >> for a long time. for a long time. what's amazing here, is even before a shred of this interview has aired, there's been nearly a week of major news coverage about it. and none of it has been good for lance armstrong, which begs the question, what exactly does he expect to get out of this? leading up to the most-anticipated interview in recent history, lance armstrong tells the associated press, i have no idea what the future holds, other than me holding my kids. then, specifically, regarding his confession to oprah, that he did in fact used performance-enhancing drugs -- i left it all on the table with her. and when it airs, the people can decide. many have already decided. >>
. >> lance armstrong is not the only one to come clean, a san jose mother admits she made up a story of a man trying to get a toddler from her arms this week. and now, to san jose police headquarters with the stunning revelation. >> it is stunning. the mother of the little girl is not speaking this only but the father of the little girl is talking. he cannot believe she would make up such a story. the mother told police on tuesday that a stranger tried to kidnap her three-year-old daughter from her arms in front of her home on dayo court and told police he smelled like motor oil. it was a lie. the father who is in a custody battle with the mother over their two daughters says it is the latest in a string of lies. >> one of her friends, a nurse, asked her of a treatment she is receiving she came clean. >> the investigators started to push harder and decided to bring the mother in again and she finally confessed to making up the story. >> the big question is, why did she do it in the motive is not navyive. neighbors are relieved the kidnapping never happened but are upset. the san jose police w
to oprah. did lance armstrong help himself or make it worse last night? was he really telling the truth? >>> and girls night. this week two funny women had a triumph. after the glamor, their message for shy children everywhere. they're our persons of the week. >>> good evening. on this friday night as we come on the air, the drama is still playing out in the desert. the workers, including americans, taken hostage by terrorists with ties to al qaeda.
to achieve that success. well now lance armstrong may be coming clean about drug use during his tour de france races. abc news reporter mark greenblat has the latest. >> in his last interview with oprah nearly two years ago, lance armstrong got a hero's welcome. now disgraced and labeled as a cheater, he will face a much tougher audience when he sits with her again. but if, as expected, armstrong confesses to doping, it would likely come only after the statute of limitations on perjury charges ran out. following this strong denial under oath. >> i just want to make sure your testimony is clear. if it cannot be any clearer that i've never taken drugs. >> still an about-face could land hem in serious hot water. he's still facing an ongoing federal whistle blower's suit that's tightly under seal and another investigation from a british newspaper and from a promoter that wants $7.5 million off. yet he texted a. p. i told oprah to do wherever he wants and he will go there directly and hon lift and candidly. >> he's setting himself in for more trouble has been he's already in and he's in trou
-time but hanging over his head are those charges of doping to achieve that success. now lance armstrong may be coming clean about drug use during his tour de france races. abc news reporter mark greenblat has the latest. >> in his last interview with oprah nearly two years ago, lance armstrong got a hero's welcome. now disgraced and labeled as a cheater, he will face a much tougher audience when he sits with her again. but if, as expected, armstrong confesses to doping, it would likely come only after the statute of limitations on perjury charges ran out. following this strong denial under oath. >> i just want to make sure your testimony is clear. if it can't be any clearer that i've never taken drugs. >> still an about-face could land him in serious hot water. he's still facing an ongoing federal whistle blower's suit that's tightly under seal and another suit from a british newspaper and threats from a promoter that wants $7.5 million off. yet he texted a.p. "i told oprah to go wherever she wants and i will answer the questions directly, honestly and candidly." >> he's setting himself in
of doping to achieve that success. now lance armstrong may be coming clean about drug use during his tour de france races. abc news reporter mark greenblat has the latest. >> in his last interview with oprah nearly two years ago, lance armstrong got a hero's welcome. now disgraced and labeled as a cheater, he will face a much tougher audience when he sits with her again. but if, as expected, armstrong confesses to doping, it would likely come only after the statute of limitations on perjury charges ran out. following this strong denial under oath. >> i just want to make sure your testimony is clear. if it can't be any clearer that i've never taken drugs. >> still an about-face could land hem in serious hot water. he's still facing an ongoing federal whistle blower's suit that's tightly under seal and another suit from a british newspaper and from a promoter that wants $7.5 million off. yet he texted a.p. "i told oprah to go wherever she wants and he -- i will answer the questions directly, honestly and candidly. " >> he's setting himself in for more trouble has been he's already in and he's
developing regarding lance armstrong, the new embarrassment he faces this morning. >> and a sad hoax coming up, the story behind a star college football player and his dead girlfriend who never live from the kgo broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, on this thursday. thank you for joining us. i am kristen sze. >> another cold start to the morning and also a "spare the air" day, right, mike? >> it; our fifth of the winter season. everyone is doing a good job because we have not exceeded health standards during the first four "spare the air" days. live doppler 7 hd shows how quiet it is outside. still under high pressure. still under sinking air. santa rosa is half a mile visibility and with the moisture in the area black ice is possible on bridges and overpasses. mid-30's to upper 30's around the bay shore, to san francisco and half moon bay in the mid-40's. a lot of sunshine this afternoon, upper 50's to low 60's. >> capital expressway southbound at 680 emergency crews are tending to injuries there, and we have road work still eastbound dumbarton until 6:00 but not affecting
, norway's company and algeria company. >> now to lance armstrong public confession. in part two, he begins on break down when he talks about his family. a side of the competitor we haven't seen before last night's airing on the oprah winfrey network. >> when you peel away the lies and coveringups and bullying, he is also a father. that is to this complicated and deeply flawed man revealed the betrayal to his own family. >> when this all really started, i saw my son defending me and saying, that is not true. what you are saying about my dad is not true. i told luke, i said... i said don't defend me anymore. >> it was a painful glimpse into a man that apologized repeatedly for a big lie and feels that his lifetime sporting ban is unfair never mind he ignored fair play at every turn. >> i deserve to be punished, if you are skl me do i want to compete again? the answer is hell, yeah, i'm a competitor. it's what i have done my whole life. i love to train and love to race. >> he is now this therapy and in his words, he sick his actions were. >> this is heavy. this is messy and this is not someth
. >> in an exclusive interview on the oprah winfrey network great cyclist lance armstrong finally confessed to using banned substances to help him compete. >> my cocktail so to speak was only em p o. not a lot. transfusions and testosterone. >> armstrong apologized for his trail of lies. >> all the falt and all the blame here falls on me. >> cyclist former best friend teammate andrew armstrong attacked him for revving to lie about his drug use. >> i got e-mails. trader rat. secondhand cyclist. just ripped apart. >>reporter: while armstrong future is uncertain. >> i have never taken performance enhance drug. >>reporter: lays unoath out lasted statute of limitation for criminal perjury charges but lawyers are watching every word of this interview part 2 airing friday. because several will you suits in the working. >> i view the situation as one big lie. >>reporter: this confession has also led to more embarrassment. lucky officials now stripped armstrong of the 2000 bronze medal. >> "nightline"will have much more on the armstrong interview starting at 12:37 after jimmy kimmel live. >> relief a
is the sheek that masterminded the 2003 world trade center bombing. >> lance armstrong will reveal more of his secret life tonight after hiding years of cheating. he sat down with an interview with oprah winfrey. he confessed to using a variety of banned substances and taking blood transfusions and injecting performance-enhacing drugs. >> i view this situation as one big lie. that i repeated a lot of times. >> two local reporters uncovered steroid cheating in baseball. game of shadows co-author feels armstrong needs to say more. >> he admitted stuff and denied other stuff z won't talk about quote, unquote, army of enabler that's helped him hope. >> the second half of the interview will air this evening. >> the fires that erupted on dream liner jets nay have been a result of batteries. the plane had investigators looking at lithium ion batteries. the ap reports a fire in boston last week erupted as the battery was being charged. the dream liner has been grounded for a safety review. >> a martin luther king celebration created a lot of excitement in one school today, kids from star king elementa
? >> thank you, sam. >> welcome back. >> and josh? >>> we begin with lance armstrong. he's speaking up this morning, ahead now of the big interview with oprah winfrey today. once one of the most revered athletes ever is now expected to admit to blood doping and the use of performance-enhancing drugs. abc's neal karlinsky has followed this story from day one. so, neal, what exactly is neal saying? what are we expecting to hear today? >> reporter: we expect a confession. sources close to armstrong say we can expect to see his human side. they say that he'll speak openly, honestly, and directly with oprah, but likely only offer a limited confession. we know for instance, he has a standing offer on the table with the u.s. anti-doping agency that could reduce his lifetime ban to just about eight years or less even now, if he comes clean and names names. so far, he's not taken them up on that offer. >> so, neal, from the perspective of armstrong's camp, lot of questions about, what is to be gained and lost here? >> reporter: the stakes are huge for armstrong. there are at least three civil s
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